Breaking News: Needles, CA: Needles City Manager confirms Needles Animal Shelter will be closed after employees tested positive for COVID-19.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Needles City Manager Rick Daniels (Information):

Needles, California: Needles City Manager Rick Daniels confirmed during a meeting of the Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 that the Needles Animal Shelter will be closed after COVID-19 positive case in staff.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke to members of the Needles City Council members as well as the public watching live on ZachNews that about recent tests and cases of COVID-19 in the community.

Right after Thanksgiving, we had seven employees test positives for COVID. They have done their quarantine and have been tested, and all have results of negative so they’re back at work; the last one that came back was one of the water crew, and I think he gotten it from family members as suppose to at work. So despite as strict we have been on requiring masks and social distancing and hand sanitizer everywhere, the little guy got through. And then, yesterday, we were informed that all three employees up at the animal shelter tested positive so they will be off for 10 to 14 days. I have the animal shelter, but Patrick and I – primary Patrick – are still scooping the messes and feeding the animals because it was their responsibility for those animals. But we will not be running the adopt out program, we will not be selling licences up at the animal shelter, so we’re making do,” Needles City Manager Rick Daniels said late Tuesday.

Moments ago on Wednesday, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that animal licenses can be obtained at Needles Administration Office (City Hall) located at 817 Third Street near F Street in Downtown Needles, California.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels also tells ZachNews that other employees from the City of Needles will continue to care for the animals at the shelter.

At this moment, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health reports that Needles, California has a total of 121 COVID-19 cases, no outbreak cases, 121 community cases, 2 deaths, and 1,302 total tests.

If you need to get a COVID-19 testing, please contact Tri-State Community Healthcare Center, located at 1402 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California, by calling: 1 (760) 326-0222.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates regarding COVID-19 in the community of Needles, California.

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